Angie Quaale has been working in food and hospitality for all of her working life. Working for several years in hotels & fine dining lead Angie to a career in commercial food sales specializing in menu development and retail food distribution. The definite need for a gourmet shop in the Fraser Valley encouraged Angie to open Well Seasoned in 2004 and now they carry thousands of products from around the world and most importantly from right here in our backyard. Well Seasoned is thrilled to celebrate the bounty of BC – we proudly support local artisan food producers and offer their wares for sale here.
Angie is the Past President of the BC chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a Past-Board Member of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association and is the Past President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. She is the Past Chair of Tourism Langley, Past-Chair & a founding board member of the Langley Community Farmers Market. Most recently, Angie was incredibly honoured to be awarded the very prestigious, George Preston Memorial Business Person of the Year Award by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. She has also been recognized by Women’s Enterprise Centre as one of BC’s 100 New Pioneer Women Entrepreneurs 2008. In 2006 Angie was recognized by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2007 as the Small Business of the Year. Angie LOVES the work she has the opportunity to do every day and the fantastic people she gets to do it with. Angie is a proud, Elected Councillor in the Township of Langley. If you're looking to connect with Angie, please visit her Facebook page.
Joanne was born and raised in Ontario. After graduating University and teaching abroad, she settled in Vancouver. Working in the hospitality industry sparked an interest in everything food..and wine! She enjoys entertaining, trying new recipes and cooking techniques and has a passion for baking and decorating. After starting a family, Joanne, her husband and 1st son moved to Langley and are proud to call this place home. As regular customers with a great appreciation for all of the unique ingredients and 'foodie' treats Well Seasoned has to offer, she was thrilled to later become a part of the WS team!
Cooking, baking and creating in the kitchen has always been a fun venture, so when the opportunity came to work at Well Seasoned, Kristi went for it. Coming from a long term office environment this has been a refreshing change. Great co-workers and enthusiastic customers make each work day interesting.
Having been in the retail industry for the past 24 years, Pat is very happy sharing her years of experience with the awesome team of Well Seasoned. When she's not working she loves to bake, read, go on adventures with her friends and spend time with her family.
"They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but boy, I’ve learned a lot of cooking and baking techniques from our fantastic chefs as well as gourmet food knowledge from the amazing store team." - Pat.
Robyn is a Culinary Tinkerer with two young boys and a cool husband!
Some of the things that keep her busy are: Reading books, Family and the Company of great friends, Enjoying Local wine and food (from her backyard garden whenever possible!), Lake floating, Sky gazing, Campfires, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!
After her children were old enough to make their own sandwiches, she returned to work part time. Robyn joined the kind and amazing people who make up the Well Seasoned team to get a little closer to some of the things she enjoys so much.
David is a BBQ junkie, a part-time Canadian and online niche market expert specializing in everything from auto parts to custom BBQ accessories (random? Yes, we know – it’s part of his charm). Born and raised in Arkansas, David knows good BBQ and how it’s made. David started competing in sanctioned BBQ competitions after taking a PNWBA cooking class in 2009. With his teammate Greg Dulin in 2010 as the Smokin’ Hot Grillfriends they were invited to represent the state of Montana and compete at both the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championships and the American Royal. David & Greg found great success cooking on the UDS (ugly drum smokers) that David built but he is now on a mission to master the WSM’s, Primo’s, Traeger’s and even a Jr. Komado Joe – he’s living the BBQ dream but needs to find more time to actually cook!
David is a past board member of the PNWBA and spends his time helping to teach classes, organizing BBQ competitions, competing and most importantly sourcing new products for CanadaQ and Well Seasoned. He takes a tremendous amount of joy in watching new teams get their first call, he is a great BBQ ambassador and wants to help you get the most out of the BBQ products you purchase at Well Seasoned.
Kay has been associated with the Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store brand on and off for the past 12 years and is proud to be part of the team as Creative Director. Kay has worked to produce a consistent brand presence for Well Seasoned both online and off and has used their extensive retail marketing background and fine arts education to blend functionality and form for this gourmet brand. If you find anything wrong or have an issue with your online experience on any of the Well Seasoned sites or social platforms, please contact email@example.com and Kay will get right on it!
Kay is the resident nerd, is hard-of-hearing, vegetarian and proud of it. Kay works as an illustrator and gallery preparator in multiple Vancouver galleries when not drooling over Well Seasoned's selection of quinoa. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kslater